Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Football: Sunday Oliseh To Be Unveiled Today

Sunday Oliseh who arrived in Abuja on Tuesday evening is said to be unveiled as the new Super Eagles Trainer today Wednesday. 
The former Super Eagles Captain is said to have agreed a five years contract with the Nigeria Football Federation as the signing and unveiling is set to take place early Wednesday morning.
It was earlier reported on Monday that the unveiling of Sunday Oliseh might not take place because the Nigeria Sport Commission didn’t approve the method in which the NFF used in hiring the new Super Eagles handler and his assistant, however it is now confirmed that the unveiling would go according to plan after the Federation as agree to comply fully with the NSC directives on the matter.

Oliseh who would be presented to the media during his ceremonial contract signing arrived into the country with his foreign assistant Jean Francois Lusciuto who has depth experience of African football after been in charge of some clubs side in Togo, Burkina Faso and Rwanda. The NFF had earlier announced that negotiations were almost concluded after they had a successful talk with the ex international who is now said to replace another ex international Stephen Keshi as the new head coach of the Eagles. Oliseh has been given the mandate of producing a developmental plan of a unique playing and coaching philosophy for all the National Teams as well as a consistent hand in hand work with the coaches of those teams.

Oliseh played with the Nigerian Squad that won the Africa Cup of Nations in Tunisia in 1994 and also with the squad that went for the 1994 and 1998 FIFA World Cup were the eagles got to the round of sixteen on both occasion. He was also part of the winning team that won the 1996 Olympic football gold in Atlanta with the likes of Okocha and Kanu. For club side Oliseh was able to play for some big European teams like Ajax, Juventus, Borussia Dortund making him have an outstanding professional career for an African player.

Oliseh enjoyed a total of 63 caps for Nigeria between 1993 and 2002, picking up Africa Cup of Nations gold, silver and bronze medals and his World Cup goal against Spain was also voted as one of the best goals in the history of the World Cup. Oliseh, who is presently a FIFA instructor and also a member of the FIFA Technical Study Group, holds a UEFA Pro License and runs a consultancy that trains and assesses coaches worldwide. His only coaching experience was with a Belgian lower division club, Vervietois between 2008 and 2009.

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